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Still expensive SSD. Can anyone point me to a the cheapest deals at the moment for this sizes? Thanks. Any pointers about the Chinese brands, KingDian, Drevos, TCsun something etc ?
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Onlydongles19 m ago

Still expensive SSD. Can anyone point me to a the cheapest deals at the …Still expensive SSD. Can anyone point me to a the cheapest deals at the moment for this sizes? Thanks. Any pointers about the Chinese brands, KingDian, Drevos, TCsun something etc ?


How can you say it's expensive, and then ask someone to show you the cheapest deals?

This is a good price, right now, for those of us without access to the DeLorean.
Amazon only a couple of quid more if it's easier .....

amazon.co.uk/Cru…5KB
Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds.

I have a 480gb BX200 - purchased it at £89, but you wont see those prices again.

Prices of all IT goods have increased between 20% and 50% since Brexit, including for other reasons so you cannot compare current to past prices.
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fiqqer1 h, 15 m ago

Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb …Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb BX200 - purchased it at £89, but you wont see those prices again.Prices of all IT goods have increased between 20% and 50% since Brexit, including for other reasons so you cannot compare current to past prices.

They have?
see prices of memory cards and hard drives. They definitely have for the equivalent products - same sizes similar specs but slightly different branding. The BX has been discontinued and replaced with MX. Memory cards also the same trick. Its the same memory card but now has a slightly different label. I buy IT hardware and software all the time - many times each day and speak directly to suppliers so can confirm this is definitely the case.

Other items have not increased so much but that is because the market has been flooded by cheap Chinese imports.
fiqqer1 h, 1 m ago

see prices of memory cards and hard drives. They definitely have for the …see prices of memory cards and hard drives. They definitely have for the equivalent products - same sizes similar specs but slightly different branding. The BX has been discontinued and replaced with MX. Memory cards also the same trick. Its the same memory card but now has a slightly different label. I buy IT hardware and software all the time - many times each day and speak directly to suppliers so can confirm this is definitely the case.Other items have not increased so much but that is because the market has been flooded by cheap Chinese imports.


The BX300 has only been out for a month or two so I hardly think it's been discontinued. The BX and MX SSD's are different products. BX = budget, MX = mainstream (more features etc.)
fiqqer2 h, 33 m ago

Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb …Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb BX200 - purchased it at £89, but you wont see those prices again.Prices of all IT goods have increased between 20% and 50% since Brexit, including for other reasons so you cannot compare current to past prices.


It's nowt to do with Brexit.

I bought a 750Gb MX300 SSD last November, for £105 from Amazon. Wish I'd bought more, they're double that price now.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 20th Sep 2017
Indeed, its pure profiteering under the guise of Brexit. Brexit happened in June 2016, yet someone got it for £105 in November. There have been no floods in Thailand or other earth shattering events since then, except the bluster of the buffoon in the white house and fartings from the mouths of Boris and May.
Onlydongles42 m ago

Indeed, its pure profiteering under the guise of Brexit. Brexit happened …Indeed, its pure profiteering under the guise of Brexit. Brexit happened in June 2016, yet someone got it for £105 in November. There have been no floods in Thailand or other earth shattering events since then, except the bluster of the buffoon in the white house and fartings from the mouths of Boris and May.


"Brexit happened in June 2016" - Nope, Brexit isn't happening until March 2019...That's when the real pain will start.

"There have been no floods in Thailand or other earth shattering events since then" - Just because supply hasn't reduced, that doesn't mean demand hasn't increase and therefore prices rise.

You forget to mention the devaluing of the pound that has caused all imports cost more. Hello inflation.
Yes that is the excuse all the suppliers I contacted have used. Most of the products are sourced from overseas and are priced in us dollars irrespective of where it is bought from. So 20% devaluation has led to a direct 20% increase in like for like prices. In many cases much more. There are still many products that can be bought cheaper - ie tvs and monitors have never been cheaper but there are other factors involved in these.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 20th Sep 2017
100% increase. Since November. 10 months.

The pound hasn't plummeted that drastically
Those lovely days of a Crucial BX200 480GB for 72 quid seem to be gone for a while longer yet.
Indeed, got my 1tb ssd for almost this a year or so ago.
fiqqer8 h, 49 m ago

Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb …Its the cheapest deal at the moment for 480gb/500gb ssds. I have a 480gb BX200 - purchased it at £89, but you wont see those prices again.Prices of all IT goods have increased between 20% and 50% since Brexit, including for other reasons so you cannot compare current to past prices.


Most IT stuff hasn't gone up that much since the pound lost ground immediately following that referendum.
The two things that have gone up the most are the usual culprits; those whose primary component is a traded commodity.
RAM and NAND are traded like other commodities such as oil, wheat, gold etc which is why products based on them have such volatile pricing.
There are other factors but this is the main one outside of the occasional earthquake/flood etc and price fixing.
It's one of the many downsides of capitalism.
fiqqer4 h, 25 m ago

Yes that is the excuse all the suppliers I contacted have used. Most of …Yes that is the excuse all the suppliers I contacted have used. Most of the products are sourced from overseas and are priced in us dollars irrespective of where it is bought from. So 20% devaluation has led to a direct 20% increase in like for like prices. In many cases much more. There are still many products that can be bought cheaper - ie tvs and monitors have never been cheaper but there are other factors involved in these.


It is interesting that the pound is today only about 6% lower than it was before the EU referendum was announced (Feb 2016). If there is still a lag since the exchange was in the $1.20's, then prices should start to go down in the near future to reflect the upturn in the rate for the last few months. HDD prices appear to be back close to what they were 18 months or so ago, which is good news.
johnthehuman6 h, 24 m ago

It's nowt to do with Brexit. I bought a 750Gb MX300 SSD last November, for …It's nowt to do with Brexit. I bought a 750Gb MX300 SSD last November, for £105 from Amazon. Wish I'd bought more, they're double that price now.



Well said ... Brexit has had a very limited effect.
rcom22 m ago

It is interesting that the pound is today only about 6% lower than it was …It is interesting that the pound is today only about 6% lower than it was before the EU referendum was announced (Feb 2016). If there is still a lag since the exchange was in the $1.20's, then prices should start to go down in the near future to reflect the upturn in the rate for the last few months. HDD prices appear to be back close to what they were 18 months or so ago, which is good news.


I think that companies increased prices partly due to the currency fluctuation but also due to the uncertainty that Brexit created.
Uncertainty tends to spook markets and they mark you down for it.
So even if the currency returns to the pre-referendum rate unless the sentiment also changes I think many companies won't reduce prices.
Like it or not this is the way markets work and makes sense to a degree as companies don't like to make frequent changes to pricing so wait until they have to.
It's still a great value upgrade though, we have to forget the past, I doubt we'll ever see £25 SSD drives for a very long time, if ever.
Agharta1 h, 10 m ago

I think that companies increased prices partly due to the currency …I think that companies increased prices partly due to the currency fluctuation but also due to the uncertainty that Brexit created.Uncertainty tends to spook markets and they mark you down for it.So even if the currency returns to the pre-referendum rate unless the sentiment also changes I think many companies won't reduce prices.Like it or not this is the way markets work and makes sense to a degree as companies don't like to make frequent changes to pricing so wait until they have to.


Through a combination of factors mentioned throughout this thread, SSD prices are still being kept high. It's a guess but I suspect pricing is also based on the low $1.20's rate. If it stays consistently in the $1.30's or higher, they will have to reflect this sooner or later. Like I said, HDD prices are back to pre Brexit type levels so there is some movement going on now in certain areas.

It is perhaps telling that on Amazon.com some SSD prices have this year gone up in the same way as they have over here, others have dropped. The SSD market is all over the place right now, irrespective of country.
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rcom30 m ago

Through a combination of factors mentioned throughout this thread, SSD …Through a combination of factors mentioned throughout this thread, SSD prices are still being kept high. It's a guess but I suspect pricing is also based on the low $1.20's rate. If it stays consistently in the $1.30's or higher, they will have to reflect this sooner or later. Like I said, HDD prices are back to pre Brexit type levels so there is some movement going on now in certain areas.It is perhaps telling that on Amazon.com some SSD prices have this year gone up in the same way as they have over here, others have dropped. The SSD market is all over the place right now, irrespective of country.


Maybe you missed what I stated earlier:

"RAM and NAND are traded like other commodities such as oil, wheat, gold etc which is why products based on them have such volatile pricing.
There are other factors but this is the main one outside of the occasional earthquake/flood etc and price fixing."
johnthehuman12 h, 0 m ago

This is a good price, right now, for those of us without access to the …This is a good price, right now, for those of us without access to the DeLorean.


Any deals for that? I'd be interested in a used one. Or one from the future but only if delivered.
johnthehuman10 h, 49 m ago

It's nowt to do with Brexit. I bought a 750Gb MX300 SSD last November, for …It's nowt to do with Brexit. I bought a 750Gb MX300 SSD last November, for £105 from Amazon. Wish I'd bought more, they're double that price now.



Same here, paid £82 for 480Gb MX300 amazon black friday...
pmaker1 h, 50 m ago

Same here, paid £82 for 480Gb MX300 amazon black friday...


Managed to be one of the lucky few who got the 750gb one, whats the chances of getting an offer like that this year as I would love to have some more ssd storage.
This should take the taste of sour grapes out your mouth:

BX300 in Amazon US - $144.99 (£107.49)
amazon.de/Cru…300

BX300 in Amazon DE - €157.90 (£139.12)
amazon.de/Cru…300

Prices have gone up everywhere, not just in UK.

In previous years, prices of RAM / NAND shoot up with the increased demand of new products in growth markets (smart phones, tablets, smart tv's, smart <anything>) and new consumer demand (new models, Christmas).

Think of all the OOS graphics cards because of ethereum, monero mining etc. at between 4GB and 11GB per card = up to 60GB per mining rig.
nick10982 h, 25 m ago

This should take the taste of sour grapes out your mouth:BX300 in Amazon …This should take the taste of sour grapes out your mouth:BX300 in Amazon US - $144.99 (£107.49)https://www.amazon.de/Crucial-BX300-Internes-Solid-State-Drive-CT480BX300SSD1/dp/B073W4N5KB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505969779&sr=8-2&keywords=crucial+bx300BX300 in Amazon DE - €157.90 (£139.12)https://www.amazon.de/Crucial-BX300-Internes-Solid-State-Drive-CT480BX300SSD1/dp/B073W4N5KB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505969779&sr=8-2&keywords=crucial+bx300Prices have gone up everywhere, not just in UK. In previous years, prices of RAM / NAND shoot up with the increased demand of new products in growth markets (smart phones, tablets, smart tv's, smart <anything>) and new consumer demand (new models, Christmas). Think of all the OOS graphics cards because of ethereum, monero mining etc. at between 4GB and 11GB per card = up to 60GB per mining rig.



This is basically it.

In the current SSD market this is a good deal.
the mx300 is a few quid extra and offers the same performance, durability and it has stuff like data loss protection and something else I can't remember right now.
Agharta11 h, 19 m ago

Maybe you missed what I stated earlier:"RAM and NAND are traded like other …Maybe you missed what I stated earlier:"RAM and NAND are traded like other commodities such as oil, wheat, gold etc which is why products based on them have such volatile pricing.There are other factors but this is the main one outside of the occasional earthquake/flood etc and price fixing."


No, I didn't miss what you read because you did agree that currency was part of it. I'm pointing out that a part of that is the exchange rate and if the exchange rate improves vs the $, that part will lower the prices somewhat in the short to medium term. There are many other things that might keep prices higher but the £ vs $ won’t be a part of it.
pmaker14 h, 46 m ago

Same here, paid £82 for 480Gb MX300 amazon black friday...


yep I paid £105 for 750GB MX300 on bf :P
James250520th Sep

The BX300 has only been out for a month or two so I hardly think it's been …The BX300 has only been out for a month or two so I hardly think it's been discontinued. The BX and MX SSD's are different products. BX = budget, MX = mainstream (more features etc.)


Which makes this deal even colder...
None of the commodities (gold, silver, sugar, wheat, rice Spinning hard drives) have doubled in price since last November when someone blagged it for £82 in Black Friday for a 750GB (mind). The pound was 1.22 $ in June of last year, and has since been strengthening. (today about 1.35$) . New demand apart, can you tell how much of the production has also been ramped up parallelly? Also the new entrants from China should have helped meet some of this demand? SO that logic also doesnt hold much water. It is pure profiteering and cartelisation. Micro Sd cards, Sd, and USb drives have all fallen in price (thay are also flash memories ie commodities, and also facing brexit winds) .

So something stinks & needs investigation by the authorities. Definitely price fixing at work here.
Parallelly. Nice word
nick109821st Sep

This should take the taste of sour grapes out your mouth:BX300 in Amazon …This should take the taste of sour grapes out your mouth:BX300 in Amazon US - $144.99 (£107.49)https://www.amazon.de/Crucial-BX300-Internes-Solid-State-Drive-CT480BX300SSD1/dp/B073W4N5KB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505969779&sr=8-2&keywords=crucial+bx300BX300 in Amazon DE - €157.90 (£139.12)https://www.amazon.de/Crucial-BX300-Internes-Solid-State-Drive-CT480BX300SSD1/dp/B073W4N5KB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505969779&sr=8-2&keywords=crucial+bx300Prices have gone up everywhere, not just in UK. In previous years, prices of RAM / NAND shoot up with the increased demand of new products in growth markets (smart phones, tablets, smart tv's, smart <anything>) and new consumer demand (new models, Christmas). Think of all the OOS graphics cards because of ethereum, monero mining etc. at between 4GB and 11GB per card = up to 60GB per mining rig.



Finally someone not speculating and writing they own opinion, but showing facts.
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Onlydongles21st Sep

None of the commodities (gold, silver, sugar, wheat, rice Spinning hard …None of the commodities (gold, silver, sugar, wheat, rice Spinning hard drives) have doubled in price since last November when someone blagged it for £82 in Black Friday for a 750GB (mind). The pound was 1.22 $ in June of last year, and has since been strengthening. (today about 1.35$) . New demand apart, can you tell how much of the production has also been ramped up parallelly? Also the new entrants from China should have helped meet some of this demand? SO that logic also doesnt hold much water. It is pure profiteering and cartelisation. Micro Sd cards, Sd, and USb drives have all fallen in price (thay are also flash memories ie commodities, and also facing brexit winds) .So something stinks & needs investigation by the authorities. Definitely price fixing at work here.



Yes Amazons got everyone by the .......
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